Monthly Archives: August 2016

Top Chinese LED Chip and Package Manufacturers Raise Prices

Chinese LED manufacturers MLS, Kinglight and other manufacturers all raised their product prices in March 2016. Another wave of price hikes occurred in May, when San’an Opto and Taiwanese LED manufacturer Epistar increased prices. Recent market rumors point towards another

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Global Market for Connected LED Lighting Has Huge Potential

A lighting system that can be controlled with the help of a central management system is what we know as connected lighting and can be used for outdoor as well as indoor lighting. Connected outdoor LED lighting is likely to

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Target’s Iot Reality Check: “It’s Less Than Awesome”

“While we strongly believe that one day the IoT industry will change everything about how we live (even inside our bodies) — it’s still early,” noted Gene Han, Target’s vice president of consumer Internet of Things. Among the reasons why

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Sauce Pizza & Wine, More Sauce, Less Electricity

Arizona based Sauce Pizza and Wine locations range from 2,500 to 3,500 square feet. To find appropriate lighting for the restaurants, they met with Don Bartelt, senior energy advisor for Energy Efficiency Pros, a specialty LED Lighting provider based in

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A CASE STUDY OF FORESTA LUMINA AT THE BOSTON LIGHTS EXPO AND CONFERENCE

“It is said that the fairies listen to the wishes of those who let themselves be entranced by the mysteries of the Foresta-Lumina. What is your wish?” – MOMENT FACTORY A real life enchanted forest was created by Moment Factory

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Smart Lighting System Rises at Toronto Skyscraper with IP Addressable LEDs

The EY Tower would presumably be one of the world’s tallest Internet-controlled skyscrapers. And it’s not even Power over Ethernet. The owners of a 42-floor skyscraper under construction in Toronto are outfitting it top-to-bottom with an Internet-based building automation network

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Philips Lighting Launches Indoor, Tunable-White LED Lighting Platform

Six major luminaire series from various Philips Lighting brands offer support for the new tunable-white SSL platform that relies on the company’s Dynalite network control platform. Philips Lighting has announced what it is simplistically calling the Philips Tunable White System,

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DOE Webinar Series on Healthcare Lighting

Registration is open for a three-part webinar series on healthcare lighting. All webinars will start at 1:00 p.m. Eastern (10:00 a.m. Pacific) and will last one hour. • Tuesday, September 13: The Nurses’ Perspective on Hospital Patient Room Lighting Learn

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The King is Dead, Long Live the King by Bill Attardi

“Some distributors are already out of business, they just don’t know it yet”, emphatically warned my good friend Chris Brown when he first penned Illumigeddon. http://energywatchnews.com/some-distributors-are-already-out-of-business-they-just-dont-know-it-yet-by-chris-brown-ceo-wiedenbach-brown-illumigeddon/ May I go one step further and even more emphatically state, “every single traditional

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GE Lighting to Close More Plants

GE Lighting is making the strategic decision to close plants that are working far below capacity due to consumer demand for traditional lighting at an all-time low. Last week, tEDmag.com reported the closures of two Kentucky plants and a plant

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Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Shines under LED Lighting System

Three decades ago, as part of its preparations for hosting the Summer Olympics, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum partnered with Musco—the Official Supplier of Lighting to the 1984 Olympic Games—for the installation of a new lighting system for opening ceremonies and

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New Plan to Bring Better and Safer Lighting to Downtown St. Louis

There is a new $4 million plan to make Downtown St. Louis safer, and it is not supposed to cost taxpayers a dime. For a while it was just a lot of talk, until Chris Sanna was shot leaving a

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The Best Smart Lights You Can Buy by The Verge

Smart home gadgets can make your life way more convenient. The trouble is, a lot of them aren’t very good — and they can become more of a headache than a convenience. That’s particularly true for smart lighting. If you

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New Website from LRC: Lighting Patterns for Healthy Buildings

To assist lighting designers and specifiers in selecting quality lighting that supports healthy living. Lighting affects peoples’ visual, circadian, and perceptual systems. A 24-hour lighting scheme, first proposed by Mariana Figueiro in 2008 for older adults, augments lighting design by

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Luminaires Outshine Lamps in 2015 Global Lighting Market

According to a new market report from IHS Markit. lamp market revenue grew 4.0% in 2015, which was lower than that sector’s 7.3% revenue growth in 2014. “As the lamp market continues to transition to LED, there are two effects

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Electrical Senior Project Manager

TRI-CITY ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS, INC. – Tampa, FL Tri-City Electrical Contractors, Inc. is the leading electrical contractor in Florida. Tri-City was founded in 1958 and handles commercial, residential, communication and BIM/Integrated projects. Projects of all sizes are handled from start to finish. “To do

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Electrical Engineer – Electrical Design/Lighting Systems/Electrical Power Systems

Immediate Direct Hire opportunity for a Mid-level Electrical Engineer with a leading MEP firm an hour east of Trenton, NJ on the coast. 4 years + experience with designing lighting and power systems for commercial and K-12 buildings. Candidate must

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LEDS EFFECT ON LANDSCAPE LIGHTING AT THE BOSTON LIGHTS EXPO AND CONFERENCE

Janet Lennox Moyer returns to Boston 16 years after her presentation at New England Grows. The landscape lighting world has been turned upside down since that time. Jan will discuss how LEDs disrupted our way of lighting and how they

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NAILD Reinvigorates Branding to Reflect Core Values

PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J. — In order to reflect its true value to the lighting industry, the National Association of Independent Lighting Distributors has changed its name to the National Association of Innovative Lighting Distributors. “NAILD was the first association for

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TALQ Consortium Expands Scope to Smart City, IoT

In 2012, leading lighting industry players founded the TALQ Consortium to develop an interoperable interface to connect and manage heterogeneous street lighting networks from various hardware and software vendors. Following the demand from cities, software suppliers and hardware manufacturers globally,

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